Asian Drama

99年の愛 (Love of 99 Years: Japanese Americans)

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    99 Years of Love: Japanese Americans tells the story of one family’s love that endured war and prejudice. Spanning a period of 99 years, the tale begins with the Issei father’s immigration to America, to his Nisei son joining the 442nd Infantry Regiment during WWII.

    Over the course of one week, the JACCC will screen all 5 episodes of the epic drama, which portrays the struggles that Japanese Americans faced in a time of prejudice and racism, torn between their country and their ancestor’s homeland. Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the end of WWII, the drama depicts the Issei and Nisei generations’ spirit, strength, and love.


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    The highly acclaimed 5-episode dramatic miniseries of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), Japan, 99 Years of Love: Japanese American, aired in Japan in November 3-7, 2010, will be screen at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles.

    The video screening of 5-episode with English subtitles will begin on Sunday, January 9 at 1-3 pm at Garden Room in the JACCC, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, and continued on Monday, January 10, at 1- 3 pm; Wednesday, January 12, at 1-3 pm; Saturday, January 15, at 1-3 pm; and Sunday, January 15, at 1-4 pm.    

    Admission to the screening is free. As space is limited, reservations are required for the entire 5 episodes. For reservations, call (213) 628-2725 ext. 133 or email Kelley@jaccc.org.  For more information, please visit www.jaccc.org.

    99 Years of Love: Japanese American was produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of TBS, and viewed by millions of Japanese.

    Written by the writer of the drama Haru and Natsu,Sugako Hashida's 99 Years of Love: Japanese American tells the story of one family's love that endured war and prejudice.

    The epic tale spans a period of 99 years through the eyes of one family, beginning with the immigration of an Issei father to America through his Nisei son joining the 442nd Infantry Regiment during World Ward II.   

    The series is co-starred by Tsuyoshi Kusanagiof a Japanese pop group phenomenon, SMAP, and Yukie Nakama.  Tsuyoshi Kusanagi plays double roles as the Issei immigrant and his Nisei son.

    It also features some of the top Japanese actors and actresses such as Kenichi Matsuyama, Kiichi Nakai, Pinko Izumi, and Keiko Kishi.